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Sunday, April 26, 2020

May 2020 Visa Bulletin - Worldwide EB-1 Current / Philippines Family Advances


May's Visa Bulletin arrives a bit later than usual. But there are some positive movements. 

Family Based:
F-1 Worldwide advances 82 days while Philippines moves forward with 7 months. Mexico only advances 7 days. 
F2A remains current, which means spouse and children applicants of permanent residents can continue filing for adjustment of status in the U.S. 
F2B Philippines advances 4 months. The rest of the countries advance 83 days except for Mexico. 
F4 Philippines moves forward with 5 months. 


Employment Based:
EB-1 Worldwide becomes current. China advances 28 days and India advances 3 months. 
EB-2 and EB-3 China advance 1 month. EB-2 and EB-3 India move forward by 8 days and 38 days respectively. 
EB-5 China advances with 2 months, and EB-5 India advances with 9 months to 10/1/2019. EB-5 Vietnam advances with 52 days. 

*Note - President Trump issued an Executive Order to bar overseas immigrants from entering the U.S. for 60 days, with exceptions. Please visit here for more information.

AD: Dates for Final Action (Green Card Approval)              FD: Dates for Filing Applications Only

      Family
Other Countries
      China
India
Mexico
Philippines
F1
AD
03/22/2014
03/22/2014
03/22/2014
10/22/1997
09/01/2010
FD
11/22/2014
11/22/2014
11/22/2014
12/08/1999
06/01/2011
F2A
AD
      C
      C
      C
      C
      C
FD
03/01/2020
03/01/2020
03/01/2020
03/01/2020
03/01/2020
F2B
AD
01/15/2015
01/15/2015
01/15/2015
01/15/1999
06/01/2010
FD
09/22/2015
09/22/2015
09/22/2015
09/08/1999
02/01/2011
F3
AD
03/15/2008
03/15/2008
03/15/2008
06/08/1996
11/15/2000
FD
12/15/2008
12/15/2008
12/15/2008
07/15/2000
08/22/2001
F4
AD
07/22/2006
07/22/2006
01/08/2005
04/15/1998
10/01/2000
FD
07/28/2007
07/28/2007
09/08/2005
01/22/1999
06/01/2001

1st: Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Citizens (about 23,400 per year).
2A: The 2 "A" preference is for Spouses and Children (under 21 & unmarried) of LPR's.
2B: The 2 "B" Preference is for Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 or older) of LPR's.
3rd: Married Sons and Daughters of Citizens (about 23,400 per year)
4th: Brothers and Sisters of Adult Citizens. (about 65,000 per year)

Employment
Other Countries
China
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
India
Mexico
Philippines

Vietnam
EB1
AD
C
07/15/2017
C
08/01/2015
C
C
C
FD
C
10/01/2017
C
03/15/2017
C
C
C
EB2
AD
C
10/01/2015
C
06/02/2009
C
C
C
FD
C
08/01/2016
C
07/01/2009
C
C
C
EB3
AD
01/01/2017
05/15/2016
01/01/2017
03/01/2009
01/01/2017
01/01/2017
01/01/2017
FD
04/01/2019
03/01/2017
04/01/2019
02/01/2010
04/01/2019
04/01/2019
04/01/2019
Other Workers
AD
01/01/2017
07/15/2008
01/01/2017
03/01/2009
01/01/2017
01/01/2017
01/01/2017
FD
04/01/2019
08/01/2008
01/01/2019
02/01/2010
04/01/2019
04/01/2019
04/01/2019
EB4
AD
C
C
08/15/2016
C
05/01/2018
C
C
FD
C
C
09/15/2016
C
C
C
C
EB5
AD
C
07/15/2015
C
10/01/2019
C
C
04/01/2017
FD
C
12/15/2015
C
C
C
C
C

1st: Priority Workers (Extraordinary ability aliens, multinational companies executives/managers, outstanding 
prof./researchers)
2nd: Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability.
3rd: Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers (Unskilled.)
4th: "Special Immigrants" (Religious & others)    
5th: Employment Creation (Investors)


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